WiLDspeak: Robert Glenn Ketchum

From the No Pebble Mine/Save Bristol Bay Campaign

From the No Pebble Mine/Save Bristol Bay Campaign by Robert Glenn Ketchum

Join Robert Glenn Ketchum and numerous other presenters to explore how photography and video are impacting conservation efforts around the globe at WILDspeak, November 16, 2015, in Washington D.C. www.WiLDSPEAK.org.

Audubon Magazine named Robert Glenn Ketchum as one of the 100 people “who shaped the environmental movement of the 20th Century” and, as one of the founding fellows of iLCP, it’s only natural that he’ll be bringing his passion for conservation to WiLDspeak. “I have had a 45-year career of using my imagery to build successful conservation advocacy campaigns that have ranged from the Tongass Rainforest of Alaska to the No Pebble Mine Campaign to protect the Bristol Bay Salmon Fishery,” said Ketchum, who will be speaking on the No Pebble Mine Campaign from 12:05 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

“I have been involved in trying to protect the parks, refuges and fisheries of southwest Alaska,” he explains. “In 2004, the proposal to build the Pebble Mine in the headwaters of the Bristol Bay Salmon Fishery was allowed exploratory permits,” said Ketchum. “The campaign then began to focus on that issue, protesting to the investors, lobbying congress, etc. The battle is ongoing and Obama and the EPA are very involved.”

Robert Glenn Ketchum

Robert Glenn Ketchum

Thanks in part to his years of work dedicated to the No Pebble Mine Campaign, Ketchum recently joined an impressive list of recipients when he received the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award by the Explorer’s Club of New York, recognizing him as a “Visionary of Conservation.”

WiLDspeak—A Symposium on Photography, Conservation & Communications

November 16, 2015—Washington D.C.